An impressive standing rib roast is actually quite easy to make for a Christmas dinner or dinner party, especially when it’s seasoned the night before with prepared horseradish, garlic, and herbs. Roast it with mushrooms and onions to build the foundation for a red wine sauce that can be mopped up with warm, crunchy popovers. Turn any leftovers into tasty Roast Beef and Caramelized Onion Sliders.
Special equipment: You’ll need kitchen twine for this recipe.
Game plan: The roast is ready for the oven after 1 hour’s seasoning time, but for best results, season it overnight. And it takes 2 to 2 1/4 hours to roast, so plan accordingly.
For roasting and the sauce: